Bad news out of Sounders FC camp today as coach Sigi Schmid said goalkeeper Terry Boss (right) will be shut down for the season. Doctors felt the 30-year-old shouldn’t play again this year after suffering a concussion — his second over the course of two months — while serving with the Puerto Rican national team last week.
“We’re working through the situation right now in goal in terms of what we’re going to do,” said Schmid, whose team has by the Sept. 15 roster freeze to add someone.
Maybe fans have wondered if Bryan Meredith, who the team selected in the MLS SuperDraft and has had in training for much of the season, might be the new No. 3 goalkeeper. It sounds like it could be an option, though Meredith is currently at Monmouth University wrapping up his last semester in pursuit of his degree.
The Sounders have definitely kept tabs on Meredith and would likely bring him into preseason camp next year, if not earlier.
This goalkeeper situation could also affect the future of Bratislav Ristic and Wes Knight. I asked Schmid about the two trialists today and whether the team was hoping to make a move to add some more depth before Sept. 15.
“Obviously with Zakuani right now being out and O’Brian White being out, we saw a couple players in Ristic and Knight who can play outside back or play right midfield, as well,” said Schmid. “We said, ‘OK, do we need some depth there? Let’s take a look at them.’ Now with the situation with Terry, that sort of changes what we’re able to do a little bit.”
What do you think Sounders FC should do before Thursday’s roster freeze?